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Thursday, November 03, 2011
Nonprofit Thursday [Barely!]
Our deep apologies for almost turning this week’s
Nonprofit Thursday into Nonprofit Friday. Our cup was truly running over today
as we went from one event to another.
We would not be doing justice to the experiences of the
day if we tried to cram everything into a hasty report.
We can say that the plug we gave here last week to Ronald
Ferguson’s appearance today was well worth the space. Dr. Ferguson spoke with a
simple eloquence that could easily have camouflaged for the casual listener the
deep truths of his talk about “Educational Excellence With Equity”. His
presentation contained insights for parents, teachers, students, businesses,
and the community at large.
We videotaped the majority of his presentation and will
post it as soon as we can process it, by Monday at the latest. We will also
post our comments on this City Club in the City event.
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WE APPRECIATE the response we got to last week’s premiere of Nonprofit
Several of you
responded promptly with news of upcoming events, appointments, and suggestions
for future coverage. Keep all that nonprofit info coming to us here: NonprofitsATCUYAHOGANEWS.NET.
• Is your organization
clueless when it comes to social and mobile media? What does our mobile society
mean for the nonprofit sector? How do you start your organization’s mobile
presence? How can you mesh your agency’s mobile presence into other marketing
initiatives? These and other questions will be addressed at the Center for
Community Solutions’ 11th annual Telling Your Story program for
nonprofits and the media. The St. Luke’s Foundation co-sponsors this year’s
iPad, iDon’t Know How to Connect with Our Organization’s Mobile Audience…”
November 15 from 8am-Noon
WHERE: Center for Families
and Children, 3955 Euclid Ave., (Free parking in adjacent lot; first-come,
PRESENTERS: Christina Klenotic, Vice President, Dix & Eaton,
and Ann Poston, Marketing Manager, The Cleveland
Lee Chilcote, Development News Editor, Writer,
Freshwater Cleveland Rick Jackson, Morning Edition Host, Reporter,
WCPN / WVIZ ideastream Lila Mills,Editor & Publisher, Greater
University Circle Neighborhood Voice Karl
Metro Editor/Online, The Plain Dealer
COST: $50. Registration required. Click here to
WHAT: Benefit for the
Sarah J. Harper Children's Library, a library in the Outhwaite Homes in the
Central neighborhood that encourages and promotes reading, learning and
positive avenues for self realization.
WHEN: Sunday, November 6th. Doors
at 4pm. Fashion at 5pm
WHERE: The Masonic
Temple Performing Arts Center, 3615 Euclid Avenue
CONTACT: For ticket
information, please call Vernon Robinson at 216.534.8145 or Gabrielle Ross at
Tickets are $50 per
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Movement Building and the First
WHEN: Thursday,November 10 at 7PM
WHERE: Max Wohl Civil
Liberties Center, 4506 Chester Ave, Cleveland 44103
WHO: The Ohio ACLU, members
of theOccupy Movement, and
constitutional and criminal defense attorneys.
N.B.: This event is
free and open to the public. Free parking is available. To RSVP call 216.472.2220.
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• Need an Intern for the Summer?
Application Deadline: November 30, 2011
The Cleveland Foundation's Summer Internship Program is accepting
applications from area nonprofits or governmental agencies until November 30,
2011. College students, recent graduates, and graduate students work full-time
for an 11-week session during the summer.
The Cleveland Foundation provides funding to cover the intern’s stipend.
• The Cleveland
Foundation is seeking nonprofit organizations in Northeast Ohio interested in
receiving one or more pieces of modern art for use within their organization.
The art works are from the extensive collection of the late Nancy L. and Frank
H. Porter, and were bequeathed in 2003 as part of what was
then the largest gift in the Foundation’s history.
There are of course some modest conditions, which you can find at www.clevelandfoundation.org
along with pictures of the artwork and dimensions and descriptions of each
Application materials are due by Nov. 7, 2011, to the
Cleveland Foundation at: PorterFund@clevefdn.org.
Contact: Kara Copeland, program officer [216.615.7156;
firstname.lastname@example.org] for questions regarding the Porter Fund, specific
pieces of artwork, or the overall application process.
M. Bell to Executive Director, The Presidents’ Council Foundation.
Donna Dabb to Director, Cuyahoga Small Business Development Center at the Urban League of
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